Sanford cops: Public's help sought in nabbing gunman who robbed Harbor Community Bank last month

Sanford cops ask public;s help in finding this suspected armd bank robber, Rod Beaton / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / 
Take a good look at this face, If you see this man, don't approach him. Just call Sanford cops at 407-688-5070 or Crimeline at the toll free number listed at the bottom of this story and learn how you can receive a cash reward if information you provide leads to this man's arrest on an alleged armed robbery charge.
 

SANFORD, Fla. -- On Nov. 5, just minutes before high noon, a then-unknown gunman brazenly walked into the Harbor Community Bank, 251 West First St., and stuck a handgun in the face of a teller before fleeing with the loot in one hand and gun in the other.

"The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money from a bank employee," Sanford cop Ronny Neal told Headline Surfer® and other Central Florida media outlets that day. "It is unknown the amount of money obtained. "

And Neal emphasized, "Furthermore, the suspect fled the scene and is considered armed and dangerous."

That's an understatement, if there ever was one, considering Sanford police have been looking for him for close to a month now.

And they could really use your help, Joe and Jane citizen.

That's an understatement, if there ever was one, considering Sanford police have been looking for him for close to a month now. And they could really use your help Joe and Jane citizen.

So earlier on this Tuesday with Thanksgiving weekend in the rear mirror, the authorities say they know who the suspected armed robber is, identifying him as 47-year-old Sean Beaton.

Sanford cops are hoping a photo they have emailed to Headline Surfer® and other area news organizations will lead to the suspected armed robber's capture.

Call Crimeline

Anyone with information on Sean Beaton's whereabouts can call Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimeline.org. Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case makes the tipster eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.